It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
Someone's stolen your baby. But no one believes you.
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
From prisoner to PhD student – how one woman turned her jail sentence into an opportunity
By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four lives that change over the course of one exceptional year in Italy.
'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times
More traditional delights from the nation's favourite cooks.
An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.
Healthy food. Inappropriate language. Zero f**ks given.
One of the most important psychologists alive today tells the story of the transformation of modern psychology through the lens of his own career and change of heart.
From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.
An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.
A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Sergeant Lindsay Boxer in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller
The riveting autobiography from Australia’s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson. Funny, personal, and bringing Robertson's fascinating and colourful career up to date following The Justice Game.
Being the skipper of the cutter that carries all supplies and communications between Tasmania and Maria Island is a powerful position, and a deadly one.
An electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard
The new Kurt Austin adventure in the NUMA Files series from UK No. 1 bestseller Clive Cussler.
The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far far away
Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future!
Stunningly repackaged edition of the international bestseller with a new appendix of updates from the author.
A guide to mindful saving from the financial guru behind online sensation SugarMamma.TV, The $1000 Project shows how easy it is to set yourself up for financial wellbeing.
This stunning debut is a compelling piece of historical fiction, set at the turn of the century, among the pearl merchants making their fortune in the ports of Western Australia.
One of our most beloved sportswriters takes us behind the scenes of a football fairytale.
The compelling account of the Australian troops fighting on the Western front in March and April 1918.
The sequel to Candice Fox's stunning breakout novel Crimson Lake, which Lee Child described as 'one of the best thrillers of the year'.